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Events Calendar

Conferences/public lectures

The Centre normally holds 3 one-two day conferences in the academic year, and may host others,  as well as offering public lectures.  The Stephen Copley lecture is held annually, and CECS staff have given papers for the York Festival of Ideas.

Research Seminars

Where the CECS community of staff and students gather to hear and debate the latest research about the eighteenth century. Centre research seminars are held regularly in term time on Tuesdays at 4.30pm in KG/07 at the King's Manor.

Postgraduate Forum

The CECS Postgraduate Forum is a student-lead interdisciplinary research group that meets to listen to and discuss papers from fellow York postgrads, students from other universities, and visiting professors, in a relaxed and friendly environment.


Forthcoming Events


Decolonising Research

CECS Research Seminar with Joanna de Groot (University of York)


Celebrity Pornographic Characters and Harris’s List of Covent-Garden Ladies

CECS Research Seminar with Amelia Dale (SUIBE, Shanghai University of International Business and Economics)

Previous events

Entering the "Temple of Apollo": James Oswald and Musical "Branding" in Eighteenth-Century London

Tuesday 4 May 2021

CECS Postgraduate Forum with Mary-Jannet Leith (University of Southampton)

Unlocking the Digital Archive

Tuesday 27 April 2021

CECS Research Seminar with Sophie Coulombeau and Katie Crowther (University of York)

Merchants and Crises: The Bristol Sugar Market during the French Revolutionary Wars

Tuesday 20 April 2021

CECS Postgraduate Forum with Peter Buckles (University of Liverpool)

Exploring Constellations

Friday 26 March 2021

A William Blake Virtual "Reading" Group

Exploring Constellations

Friday 19 March 2021

A William Blake Virtual "Reading" Group